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The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program is inviting applications for competitive grant funding to be awarded through the 2014–2015 funding cycle. This program includes two elements: the...
In Billings, Montana, volunteers with the Sage Grouse Initiative hung visibility markers on three miles of fencing to help prevent the low-flying birds from colliding with the wires, a major cause...
Please join Patrick Donnelly for a webinar to discuss how spatio-temporal variability in summer habitat condition structure sage-grouse distribution and for an overview of the new spatial products...
July 22, 2014 (Reno, Nevada) – The sage grouse straddling the California and Nevada border now have a fighting chance to recover and thrive without a need for listing under the Endangered Species...

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ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program, RFP 2014

The ConocoPhillips SPIRIT of Conservation Program is inviting applications for competitive grant funding to be awarded through the 2014–2015 funding cycle. This program includes two elements: the SPIRIT of Conservation Program and the SPIRIT of Conservation Innovation Fund.

Hero for a Day Video: How Small Pieces of Plastic Can Save Hundreds of Sage Grouse

In Billings, Montana, volunteers with the Sage Grouse Initiative hung visibility markers on three miles of fencing to help prevent the low-flying birds from colliding with the wires, a major cause of mortality for sage grouse. Volunteers also planted sage brush to provide nesting habitat, food, and cover to help the species rebound.

Webinar - Decision support for sage-grouse conservation through range wide mapping of scarce wetland resources

Please join Patrick Donnelly for a webinar to discuss how spatio-temporal variability in summer habitat condition structure sage-grouse distribution and for an overview of the new spatial products generated from this work. Participants will be introduced to key considerations of map use and the biological findings supporting its application.

Sage Grouse Champions on California & Nevada Border: Bi-State Local Area Working Group

July 22, 2014 (Reno, Nevada) – The sage grouse straddling the California and Nevada border now have a fighting chance to recover and thrive without a need for listing under the Endangered Species Act. The Sage Grouse Initiative commends a group of unsung champions from ranchers to conservationists to agencies who have quietly worked for the past decade to craft the 2012 Bi-State Action Plan and put it into action. SGI now features the Bi-State Local Area Working Group as a shining model of cooperative conservation.

Disappearing Rio Grande

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. But this river is disappearing.

$1 Million Grant Approved to Fund Conservation of Migratory Bird Habitat

Flathead Land Trust and its partners recently received approval by the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) Council to fund a $1 million grant proposal to conserve some of these important wetlands and agricultural lands.

Webinar on Public Lands and Private Waters

IWJV's Spatial Ecologist, Patrick Donnelly recently presented to the Migratory Bird-Joint Venture Geospatial Working Group. His presentation called "Public lands and private waters: wetland scarcity and land tenure structure sage-grouse distributions" is now available to watch here.

Conserving the Stage: Identifying a Resilient Network of Conservation Lands in the Northwest

The Nature Conservancy completed its assessment of landscape resilience to climate change across the interior northwest earlier this year and is now expanding its analysis to ecoregions west of the Cascades.

Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community

Have you seen the first issue of Birder’s Guide to Conservation & Community? The American Birding Associations’s goal with this issue is to highlight the efforts being made by birders in the realms of habitat conservation and environmental education, which both lead to healthier bird populations.

Southern Oregon Northeastern California Landowner Factsheet

The Southern Oregon-Northeastern California (SONEC) landscape is a unique region that has been identified as a continentally important migration and breeding area for birds moving along the Pacific Flyway. Comprised of eight counties across Oregon, California, and Nevada, this is some of the most productive land on the continent for livestock and wetland birds. Download this resource and share with partners.

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